Tuition & Fees

Cost of Attendance

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College is a life-changing investment, and Buena Vista University is committed to keeping college tuition affordable. That’s why 100 percent of our students who apply for financial aid receive it. BVU is ranked a Best Value School among regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report.

Thanks to generous scholarships and other aid, no student pays the full amount.

Average Aid and Costs for New Undergraduate Students, Storm Lake Campus

Average financial aid award for new undergrad students, BVU Storm Lake campus$37,871
Average award for new undergrad students, BVU Storm Lake campus (scholarships/grants only)$31, 435
Average out-of-pocket costs for new undergrad students, BVU Storm Lake campus$15,209
Average out-of-pocket after scholarships/grants, loans, and work study$8,773
Based on students entering Buena Vista University in the Fall 2020 semester.
U.S. News & World Report

Storm Lake Campus

2022-2023

  • Tuition & Fees: Living on Campus
  • Tuition & Fees: Living With a Parent
  • Tuition & Fees: Commuting, Not Living With a Parent

Storm Lake Campus

2021-2022

  • Tuition & Fees: Living on Campus
  • Tuition & Fees: Living With a Parent
  • Tuition & Fees: Commuting, Not Living With a Parent

Ranked a Best Value School among regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report, BVU is committed to keeping college tuition affordable.

BVU Online & Hybrid

2021-22

Tuition rate: $451 per credit hour

In addition to the tuition charge, we also include an allowance for living expenses (including travel) and books in a student's expected cost of attendance.

  • Full-time student living with a parent
  • Full-time student not living with a parent

BVU Online & Hybrid

2020-21

Tuition rate: $451 per credit hour

In addition to the tuition charge, we also include an allowance for living expenses (including travel) and books in a student's expected cost of attendance.

  • Full-time student living with a parent
  • Full-time student not living with a parent

Graduate Programs

2021-22

  • Master of Science in Education - Professional School Counseling
  • Master of Science in Education – Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Education – Teacher Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Education in Special Education

Graduate Programs

2020-21

  • Master of Science in Education - Professional School Counseling
  • Master of Science in Education – Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Education – Teacher Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Education in Special Education

Alongside thoughtful personal financial planning, our financial assistance program is designed to make it possible for all students to attend BVU.

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